This former railroad town is today a thriving suburban area.
The neighboring South Dade towns of Perrine, Goulds and Richmond Heights hold a fascinating place in Miami's history. They tell the tale of pioneer homesteaders developing the land for agriculture, transportation and entrepreneurial pursuits at the turn of the century.
Both Goulds and Perrine flourished during the early days of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway, while the story of Richmond Heights picks up later in American history after World War II. It was developed as a community for African American veterans by Captain Frank C. Martin. Martin was inspired by the men he served with during the war and their need for quality affordable housing during the Jim Crow era.
Today, these areas are ripe for exploration. To get a glimpse into South Dade's pioneering history visit Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village, which was restored and reconstructed as a charming railroad town square. Here, you can visit antique shops, art galleries, restaurants and a saloon all shaded by South Dade's lush canopy of trees. The area is also home to sprawling farmland where you can pick your own strawberries at Burr's Berry Farm or learn about agricultural life at the Little Farm. There's an entire world to discover when you pass through Perrine, Goulds and Richmond Heights. Take your time and soak it all in.